Checkpoint Systems has announced the launch of a new high-theft solution that protects fine garments without leaving a pin hole. Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility in a growing omni-channel environment.

NeedleLok protects delicate fabric clothing, such as intimates as well as light and thin fabric garments, where a normal hard-tag and pin would leave a damaging hole in the merchandise after removal. As a single-piece solution, the NeedleLok enhances the ease of application and removal as well as the overall safety by covering the needle when not in use. The NeedleLok includes an AM or RF ferrite to trigger an EAS system and provides benefit denial through the highly visible red ink vials. The NeedleLok is available in three locking strengths (S3, Standard Lock, or Super Lock).

Stuart Rosenthal, Vice President of sales and marketing for Checkpoint’s alpha high-theft solutions said, “Unlike other retail anti-theft solutions that simply aren’t appropriate for fine garments, NeedleLok will gently spread fabric threads instead of piercing them, therefore avoiding leaving a visible hole after removal. These, combined with powerful anti-theft features, make it the perfect solution for protecting intimates and other thin/fine fabric garments.”

The NeedleLok has a single-piece tag with integrated needle, easier to manage by associates (single vs. multiple components). It provides freedom of placement on the garment (no longer forced to use a seam). It also comes with a protected needle to prevent wear and potential injuries, automatic spring loaded opening when placed on a key or detacher, and an ink vial provides a strong visual deterrence and benefit denial.